A fire broke out at a house on Bat Dan Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi on early Saturday morning, killing a 40-year-old woman inside, according to local firefighters.
A Hanoi police hotline received a report on the house fire down an alley on that street, located in the old quarter, at 4:06 am on the day.
Two fire engines, a command vehicle, and 12 firefighters and police officers were then dispatched to the scene.
The firefighters rescued six people stuck in the burning house to safety by 4:10 am, before extinguishing the blaze at 4:15 am.
The fire ignited inside a five-square-meter storage room for unused utensils on the first floor of the two-story house, according to the police.
It killed a 40-year-old woman, who had just moved in two days ago.
Functional forces are investigating the cause of the blaze as per an order by Hanoi chairman Chu Ngoc Anh.